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"Dive into a watery wonderland and join us for the most   fin-tastic fundraiser ever as NCE makes a huge splash! "Beyond the Sea... Where there's a will, there's a wave!" 

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Catch A Coyote Jog-A-Thon

Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors

Orca Sponsorship

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Blue Whale Sponsors

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Dolphin Sponsorship

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Starfish Sponsorship

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Sea turtle Sponsors

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Thank You To Our Family Sponsors


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Leroy Um's


The Stumpo





Eddie, Bozhena

& Laurie





         Ahoo           & Dr.Tony Hashemian


Duan & Shang Family

Steven Huang


Vienna Ding

The Family of
Aaron &
Lolita Dai

The Balabanian Family

Larry Bai's Family

The Jia


What is the Jog-a-thon?

The Jog-a-thon is a week-long fundraiser where students log their movement minutes. Movement can be anything from running, sports, stretching, or a family walk! Prizes will be awarded to individual students and classrooms with the most movement minutes. Additionally, we will have a Jog-a-thon event on the NCE field with fun warm ups, running on the track, stretching/yoga cool down, and then students will enjoy Dippin’ Dots.

When is the fundraiser? 

The Jog-a-thon fundraiser runs from November 13-17. The main Jog-a-thon event will take place on Wednesday, November 15 from ~8:45-12 pm on the NCE field! Each grade will participate for ~45 minutes going in grade order from PK-6th. 

Are visitors welcome to attend the Jog-a-thon?

Yes, visitors are welcome to come to the NCE field to watch the Jog-a-thon. Please plan to park off campus as the loop road is closed to parking. There will be a separate entrance to the field for Parents. Please see below for grade-by-grade start times:


Jog A Thon Fundraiser
Nov 13-17, 2023

Dear NCE Families,

NCE PTA’s 12th annual fundraiser, Catch a Coyote Jog-A-Thon, is here! This year, our theme is
“Beyond the Sea... Where there’s a will, there’s a wave!” THANK YOU to our family and corporate

The Jog-A-Thon is a week-long, exercise-based fundraiser. Students fundraise and log their exercise
minutes every day from Monday, Nov. 13 through Friday, Nov. 17 using Pledgestar. Students login and
create their Pledgestar page at Exercise includes everything
from running, individual or team sports, stretching, or taking a family walk. Even if a student is absent
this day, they can still fundraise and log activity minutes all week. Prizes will be awarded to individual
students and classrooms with the most movement minutes.

The main
Jog-A-Thon event is on the NCE field on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 8:45am – 12:00pm. Jog-
A-Thon day at school is filled with fun warm ups, running on the track, cool down exercises, and

Dippin’ Dots treat. Event schedule is listed below by grade start and end times. Parents and guardians
are welcome to come to the NCE field to watch the Jog-A-Thon. Please plan to park off campus or on
right hand lane of loop road. There will be a separate entrance to the field for Parents marked with
silver balloons.

The Jog-A-Thon raises money for the Newport Coast Elementary PTA to support your children's
education and school experience. These programs include, but are not limited to:

● Teacher/Specialist classroom supplies

● Accelerated Reading (Renaissance)

● Office/workroom supplies including copier/printer ink

● Teacher/Staff appreciation week hospitality

● Playground equipment for students

● STEAM Night & Expo

● Coyote Store (to support the PBIS program)

● Art Masters (instructional art program)

● Class Act/Pacific Symphony

● NCE Alumni college scholarship program for CDM graduating seniors

● Community building (hospitality, health & safety, national walk to school day, City of NB track meet,
NMUSD soccer classic, community outreach, reflections art program, honorary service awards)

● Legacy gift and more... (visit for full list)

Please read the PTA newsletters and room parent emails and follow us on Instagram
@nceptacoyotes for the latest communications. If you aren’t receiving the email communications,
please email If you have any questions about Jog-A-Thon or sponsorship,
please reach out to
Sarine Nigolian, VP Ways & Means at

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Jog-A-Thon Event “DAY OF” Summary
November 15, 2023

All visitors are welcome to attend the Jog-a-thon event on November 15, 2023.

PARKING: We highly encourage walking or parking off site. Otherwise, visitors may park along the
right-hand lane of the Loop Road. No parking in the lot, including along the drop-off lane. The
parking spaces and drop off lane are for staff parking and brief loading/unloading only.

● Opening ceremony will be on the blacktop at 8:45am
● After the ceremony please go to the field and enter at the larger gate entrance by the NCE PTA
Hospitality & City of Newport Beach tents. The visitor entrance is noted with silver balloons.
● You do not need to check into the office as a visitor to the field. No pets allowed.
● Teachers and room parents will guide students to/from the field.

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Jog-A-Thon Event Flow: Students participate as a grade on the NCE field for 50 minutes and then
return to the classroom with their teacher and room parents.

1.“Hot Lava Island” Fun warm up games

2.“Sail Around the 7 Seas Track” Students run for 10 minutes (kids can individually count laps for
their personal best goals)

3.“Starfish Stretch” Parent volunteers guide students in cool down/stretching

4.“Shark Bait Stand” Students enjoy Dippin’ Dots treat.

What should my student wear and bring to school on Wednesday, November 15?
● Jog-a-thon t-shirt & hat (room parents will send home by Monday, November 13)
● Running shoes, sunscreen
Parents can not run with students. Parents can walk station to station and stay behind the flags so
students can move easily from one station to another with their teacher and PTA volunteers.
Parents may join their students at the Dippin’ Dots snack stations.
Pictures and posts to social media:
● To honor the wishes of all families re: photography, we ask that you only post pictures on social
media accounts of your child and/or those students who you have parent permissions.
● If you approve to be featured on our NCE PTA Instagram feed, please tag @nceptacoyotes on
Instagram and this will indicate to the PTA your approval to re-post.
Join us at Sgt. Pepperoni’s (Newport Beach) on Tuesday, November 14 from 4-8 pm for a special
Family Night dine out (or takeout). Mention NCE and 20% of proceeds go back to our school.
The NCE PTA and our extended NCE community is grateful for your support, participation and fundraising efforts for the
Jog-A-Thon. The NCE PTA supports your children's education and school experience. Participating in our organization
helps create community within our school, enables funding opportunities, and cultivates social connections for your family. Please visit for more details on what the PTA funds.

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